[Ok-sus] best natural home building methods/materials for Oklahoma?

Julie Gahn juliegahn at yahoo.com
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What did you use to seal the cedar?
Julie Gahn

 From: "Boeck, David L." <dlb at ou.edu>
To: "ok-sus at lists.oksustainability.org" <ok-sus at lists.oksustainability.org> 
Sent: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 1:58 PM
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I have designed and participated in the building of a straw bale house in Norman that is about as natural as it gets.  The structure is post and beam and the posts are Oklahoma grown cedar that have been stripped of branches and bark and sealed.  They are beautiful.  It did use laminated beams and wood trusses with a metal roof.   It has a mud floor that has been sealed and it is quite energy efficient with lots of natural light.  If you want to see it call me and you can go look at it.  It’s in Norman and I live in Norman.   405-919-8242
' We are again finding the liberty to create, and this implies a new place for architect as artist and for architecture as art.'    Santiago Calatrava
'While working on a building or an object, the architect is simultaneously engaged in the reverse perspective of his/her self-image in relation to the world and his/her existential knowledge.'  Juhani  Pallasmaa
Buildings are not abstract, meaningless constructions, or aesthetic compositions, they are extensions and shelters of our bodies, memories, identities, and minds.  Consequently, architecture arises from existentially true confrontations,experiences, recollections, and aspirations.' Juhani Pallasmaa
David L. Boeck, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Associate Professor of Architecture
College of Architecture
University of Oklahoma
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Norman OK 73019
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From:Ok-sus [mailto:ok-sus-bounces at lists.oksustainability.org] On Behalf Of sjpratt at kanokla.net
Sent: Monday, May 27, 2013 2:38 PM
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Have you seen any articles on cob home construction?   If you’re in an area with lots of trees, that might be a possibility.
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From: Shelley Smith
Sent: ‎May‎ ‎26‎, ‎2013 ‎9‎:‎46‎ ‎PM
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Subject: [Ok-sus] best natural home building methods/materials for Oklahoma?
I've been researching natural building methods such as adobe, straw bale, rammed earth, aerated concrete, etc.  I'm interested in building a small home that is as energy efficient as possible using natural or at least non-toxic materials. However, I have not found much specific to Oklahoma. Does anyone here know where I could find out more about this subject? Are there any groups or websites specific to natural homes in Oklahoma?
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